0.8秒と衝撃。 (0.8Syooogeki)

0.8秒と衝撃。 (0.8Syooogeki)

Described as AGGRESSIVE discotheque; “it’s like they took a bazillion bands and meshed them together” – 0.8秒と衝撃。 (0.8Syooogeki) is an eclectic indie duo from Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2008, with members Tadaomi Toyama (vocals, guitar) and J.M. (vocals) 0.8秒と衝撃。’s unique vision draws in the listener with an in-your-face creativity that makes fans of even(…)

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The Gimmies

The Gimmies

With original members guitar player Kawabe, bassist Kim, and drummer J.J. joining in 1998 – The Gimmies is a Japanese rock band created by guitarist Sora in 1997. Described by one reviewer; “As a band that wants to beat every song to a pulp with an unmitigated fury.” What The Gimmies’ punk-rock sound may lack(…)

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Muddy River Nightmare Band

Muddy River Nightmare Band

The Muddy River Nightmare Band is a thing that no man nor beast should speak lightly. The horror. One minute they’re spooky in a ’50s sci-fi way; the next minute they’re barrel-assing through your hastily – assembled road blocks with, “Come on girl and back that big rig up, my love’s as big as a(…)

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Asai Kenichi (浅井健一)

Asai Kenichi (浅井健一)

With over 50 albums, Asai Kenichi is perhaps Japan’s most original and prolific artist, and leader of bands Sherbets, JUDE, Ajico, Asai Kenichi solo, and 1990s legends Blankey Jet City. Combined with his artwork on album covers, books, posters and clothing, his contribution to modern Japanese creative culture is comparable with that of film director(…)

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RANGSTEEN

RANGSTEEN

With sound a stripped-down sound that is both explosive and angry – RANGSTEEN are a hard-rocking trio from Tokyo, Japan. The band released their 2nd album “Roll” in 2011. With the entire crew taking vocal credit; RANGSTEEN are guitarist/frontman Koji, bass player Maru and drummer Mattu.

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Selfkill

Selfkill

Growing up Taiwanese post-rock scene gives us another great band called Selfkill. They are one of the pioneers of post-rock music in Taiwan.  They are founded in 2002, it’s an early stage of Taiwanese post-rock.  Selfkill already released full album, and very soon new EP 「公路白」(Highway Dawn) will be released!

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N.9.LINE

N.9.LINE

Formed in 2009, N.9.LINE is an emo rock foursome mostly active in Shizuoka, Tokyo. The band’s unique view of the world is the concept of “nekura × music = N.9.LINE” – Lyrics that expresses the anguish of today but with a musical interpretation that conveys hopeful awareness. N.9.LINE are Shinsuke Kawasaki (vocals, guitar), Koji Otsuka(…)

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From A to ZZZ’s

From A to ZZZ’s

The other night I stopped in for a beer at Lone Wolf, a bar out in Bushwick, Brooklyn. There were only a few people there. The only other time I had been in Lone Wolf was to see ZZZ’s and some other bands. Then it was crowded. I took my beer and walked back into(…)

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Aeronauts

Aeronauts

members: Arata Ikemoto (Bass, Chorus) Gendai Matsuyama (Vocal, Guitar) Tomowo Morikawa (Guitar, Chorus) Ieyasu Kitade (Drums) Rooted in hard rock, emo, alternative and new wave Aeronauts‘ rock style is defined by both a smooth and unrefined garage-rock sound. Aeronauts‘ contrasting musical style may seem to be a contradiction in terms, but these contrasts are what(…)

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Hacktivist

Hacktivist

Hacktivist is perhaps first band that makes original blend of djent metal and crossover with rap vocals in their music, adding  sometimes a thimbleful of electronic sounds. And they are doing this well! Five guys from England are trying to do something new and they are not afraid to be misunderstood by fans of such(…)

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THE GAME SHOP

THE GAME SHOP

Greatly influenced by the UK bass music scene; THE GAME SHOP is a drum & bass rock five-piece from Japan. Rock, dub step, drum & bass is taken in and mixed with 8bit game eletronica kicking the sound over the top and defining this band’s original dance style.  THE GAME SHOP is comprised of KIMITO (Vocals),(…)

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THE★米騒動 (The Rice Panic)

THE★米騒動 (The Rice Panic)

Active in Sapporo, Japan, THE★米騒動 (The Rice Panic) was formed by 3 friends back in high school in 1992. Their unique music combines elements of garage rock, post-punk, and pop for an electrifying heart rocking sound. Band members are Ishida Minoru (Guitar, Vocals), Okita Shouko (Bass) and Sakamoto Taiki (Drums).

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The Last 3 Lines

The Last 3 Lines

The Last 3 Lines are a indie rock band from Barcelona, Spain – The band takee their inspiration from post-punk, garage, psychodelia and britpop rhythms mixing it all with distortion. The Last 3 Lines are Xavi Bartrina (vocals), Sergio Pardo (vocals, guitar), Jordi Ayuste (drums), Marc Mateu (synth), Daniel Gil (vocals, guitar) and Claudio Baccigalupo(…)

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アルカラ (arukara)

アルカラ (arukara)

アルカラ (arukara) is a four-piece rock band formed in 2002, from Kobe, Japan. The band has carved out a unique niche in the underground music scene while not following guitar rock and alternative music trends. アルカラ (arukara) is comprised of Inamura Taisuke (vocal, guitar, violin), Tabara Kazunori (guitar), Shimogami Takahiro (bass) and Hikita Takeshi (drums).

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LAGITAGIDA

LAGITAGIDA

Formed in early April 2010, LAGITAGIDA is progressive-avant-garde-alternative rock trio. The band’s name “LAGITAGIDA” is an original creation straight from the mind of the bands founders to emphasize sound, nuance, and rhythm. Members are Kohhan Ohtake (Guitar), Takehito Kono (Bass) and Takayoshi Yazawa (Drums).

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SiMoN(サイモン)

SiMoN(サイモン)

Creating a chill environment for listeners — SiMoN (サイモン)is an aternative indie solo artist, his work is a mix of ambient soundscapes and electronic elements. SiMoN (サイモン) released his first E.P. follow the arrows and you will find the sun in October 2007 – His latest album High Heel was released in June of this(…)

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